A Less Green and Pleasant Land: Our Threatened Wildlife
Disentangling the facts from the hype, this 'Domesday book' of the British and Irish countryside offers a definitive and up-to-date survey of the state of our wildlife today. Norman Maclean, editor of the bestselling Silent Summer, examines the latest findings of Britain and Ireland's top wildlife experts and interprets them for a wider audience.
Each chapter provides reliable estimates of animal populations, showing which species are thriving and which are in decline. A Less Green and Pleasant Land also considers the effects of climate change on our wildlife and how human population growth is influencing its development. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates and wood engravings throughout, this accessible and timely study reveals just how rapidly our countryside and its wildlife are changing, why we should be concerned, and what we can do about it.
- ISBN: 9781107673236
- Author(s): Norman Maclean
- Stock Code: 7673236
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations, Black & white illustrations
- Pages: 409
- Published: 2015
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2012 sees the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This book was to become a driving force behind the environmental movement, and as such was one of the most important books of the last century. Fifty years on this title reflects on Carson's legacy, both in Britain, and the United States and beyond, and asks the question - do we still face the prospect of a future silent spring? 288pp. 2012
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This book is about the war of attrition against the native mammals and birds of England and Wales from the middle ages to the present. The author has undertaken years of research and presents an accurate and detailed picture of the history of a nation's wildlife and the often devastating impact and extinction that we have forced on our ecology. Species by species accounts, b/w illustrations, 416pp. 2008